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Offline papabear

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Identifying bees
« on: February 26, 2007, 05:28:10 PM »
from the pic can someone tell what kind of bees are here? Is there a way to get them out of the tree other than cutting the tree? In person they are really dark.
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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2007, 06:46:22 PM »
I can't tell probably alittle of both
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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2007, 06:59:13 PM »
Yeah. Those look like honeybees  :-D
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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2007, 08:07:00 PM »
Honeybees! :-D

Give them a good home.

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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2007, 09:06:08 PM »
Yep.  Honey bees. :)
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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2007, 09:08:08 PM »
Apis mellifera

Remember, there are four kinds of honeybees after all

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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2007, 09:24:50 PM »
Remember, there are four kinds of honeybees after all

I bet those are one of them.
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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2007, 09:34:38 PM »
by the pictures i have seen, i'd be willing to bet they're honeybees.
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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2007, 09:41:09 PM »
They're Jerrys Bees!!
Please send them back!! ;)

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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2007, 09:42:39 PM »
I'm referring to the 4 species.  Apis mellifera, Apis dorsata, Apis florea, and Apis cerana.   Only Apis mellifera exists in the US and, therefore, these are Apis mellifera.

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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2007, 10:46:44 PM »
If the picture was taken in Louisiana then I'd say they are Apis mellifera.  :)
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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2007, 07:40:21 PM »
I know they are honey bees. My ? is are they russian or italian or what?
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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2007, 07:45:28 PM »
They look a lot like my Italians but this is my first year. The guys are just having a little fun,if someone knows for sure I'm sure they'll give you a better answer,right guys?? and ladies??

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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2007, 07:48:27 PM »
Look like Italians to me. If they start making extreme gestures with their hands than they are definitly italians. :-D

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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2007, 08:02:31 PM »
I don't mind the fun at all 8-)
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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2007, 10:43:03 PM »
I would call the "leather colored Italians".
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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2007, 11:58:18 AM »
yea i would have to say they r italians also they dont look like russians to me but im new so i dont really know
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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2007, 05:58:07 PM »
They're FREE Honeybees  :-D

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Re: Identifying bees
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2007, 06:47:10 PM »
Many will tell you that the strains of honeybees in the US are very closely realated now.  Just looking at color, I'd say that they are italian but, that's just a guess.  All in all, if they are gentle to work, good honey producers and draw wax, I don't mind what exactly they are.